Oct 10, 2009
To say that the wedding was the best day of my life was an understatement. We woke up to a dreary, rainy, humid morning but by 1:00 the sun was out, it cooled down and it was the perfect October day. There wasn't a thing that went wrong and I wouldn't change anything. Chuck looked fantastic and it really touched me to see him as emotional as he was. The reception was a blast. The food was amazing and we spent the night dancing with all of our family and friends.
Pictures from our photographer (some of my favs)
Some pictures from our guests
I actually got this idea from MommyLynda. Chuck set up an account for our guests to use on SnapFish and we had cards printed up for all of our guests in the hopes that they will post the pictures they take on our wedding day. I don't know if they actually will but I hope they do.
I bought my clutch from fellow PW bride jkiss. I'm also going to use it with my rehearsal dress. I can't wait to get it!
*Image courtesy of jkiss
Hors d' Oeuvres Selection for Cocktail Hour
Scallops wrapped in Bacon
Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab Meat
Mini Crab Cakes with Lime Tartar Sauce
Franks in the Blanket with Curry Dijon Dip
Artichoke Bottoms with Feta and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Brie en Croute with Raspberry Dip
Champagne Toast For All
Penne Pasta in an Alfredo Cream Sauce sautéed with Bacon and Shallots
Sliced New York Sirloin Strip - served in a mushroom and wine sauce
Salmon Teriyaki - pecan encrusted with sesame teriyaki glaze
Chicken Oscar - batter dipped boneless breast of chicken topped with jumbo lump crab and Bearnaise sauce
Children's Entree - Chicken fingers with french fries
Twice Baked Stuffed Potato
Fresh String Beans Almandine
Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream with Caramel or Chocolate Sauce
When I first started planning the wedding I had decided that I did not want a veil. It just wasn't me and I thought it was a waste of money since I would have taken it off once I got to the reception. Once I found my dress I thought a veil might be best with it since we are having a church wedding and my dress didn't seem "dressy" enough for a church wedding. Inspired by kohler's fantastic pictures I went with a cathedral length veil to add some drama at the church and our pictures. I love my veil and can't wait to get some amazing pics with it.
The only picture I have of my veil so far.
After deciding on my veil I thought I'd like to get something fun to put in my hair at the reception once I take the veil off. I ended up looking on Etsy and finding Feathers and Frills. I loved her work and contacted her about doing a piece for me. It hasn't been shipped yet but here are some pictures she has sent me so far.
*Pictures from Feathers and Frills from Etsy
Grandparents and Parents Entrance -
Bridal Party Entrance -
Mr. and Mrs. Entrance -
First Dance - Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Father/Daughter Dance - Daddy's Little Girl by Eddy Arnold
Mother/Son Dance - My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Anniversary Dance - Come Rain or Shine by Ray Charles
Cake Cutting Song - When I'm 64 by The Beatles
Last Dance Song -